Todd Culver Addresses 20 Cents Per Hour Raise for Direct Care Workers

To discuss an $83 billion total budget that legislators approved on June 27, MIRS was joined by President Monique Stanton of the Michigan League for Public Policy and Michael LaFaive, the head of fiscal policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

During the podcast episode the Direct Care Worker crisis was addressed. The budget gives direct care workers serving disabled residents a 20-cents-per-hour raise. But direct care worker service providers fear this won’t be enough to alleviate staff shortages. Incompass Michigan President & CEO, Todd Culver, provided the perspective of the Direct Care Wage Coalition (24:10-42:00).

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